Showing posts with label Rissa's Quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rissa's Quilt. Show all posts

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rissa's Quilt Border On

Not sure I like the border as much as I hoped to, but it's on and I hoped it would bring out the gold in the sashing.  Now, waiting for an order of batting, so will work on Celtic Solstice part 2 before I worry about the backing.  I am running through my head if I'd rather use the sashing material for the binding, or make it a scrappy binding, since it is a rainbow quilt.  Hmmm, when you're a quilter it is always decisions? decisions?, you know what I mean.  Also, I don't plan on putting wedding dates etc., but was thinking of the year and a short saying that could be applied to a wedding, or just life.  More to think about while I work on part 2.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Rissa's Quilt

A server where we eat was married a few months ago and I told her I'd make her a quilt.  I decided that I had enough of these RSC blocks for a decent sized quilt, so tried to think of an arrangement that had some kind of plan and this is what I came up with.  At first, I thought I'd use some RSC nine patches to make a border, but then decided that sashing and cornerstones might make it more mainstream.  I don't know if it did or not, but it is what it is now, lol.  Then, I decided it still needed something, so I decided to do a small border and off to Hobby Lobby I went.  That is, off I went after my husband and I went to a small town Christmas parade and watched it from my daughter's yard.  He has felt so bad for so long that it is really nice to see him have a good day and get a little enjoyment out of life.   He still felt well enough to drive home the short drive from Hobby Lobby, which was something else that he enjoyed.  He has driven very, very little in the past year, luckily he is very careful not to drive when he thinks he's not up to it.   It's amazing how little it takes to make a good day when you have had so many bad ones.

The fabric on the bottom is what I came up with for the border.  I hope they like it, it should finish up about 64 by 94 before it's washed, probably a few inches shorter after washing since I'm not a prewasher.   And now, I'm going to hook up with Angela's Soscrappy RSC linky here.   I have been very behind between company, husband's health issues, and lots and lots of bags, so I'm glad to get something done on the RSC.  I still have to catch up, and need more colors on some of my projects, but I will get more done.  
Oops, I almost forgot, I did do 16 brown scrappy nine patches too, but I'll skip the picture.  I needed more 9 patches for the border I was going to do, but then changed direction.